Biography

Ignazio Mortellaro (Palermo, 1978) lives and works in Palermo.

The study of reality, through its phenomena and paces, is the cornerstone of Mortellaro’s artistic research. Thanks to his training as architect and engineer, his works combine the interest in many disciplines such as science, philosophy, music and literature. The drawing plays a central role in the planning opera, as a privileged instrument of synthesis and reasoning. The production of the artist is heterogeneous, as he uses different media (sculpture, drawing, photography, video and installation) to analyse the complex relationship between man and nature. A minimal and complex reworking that redefines also the technical tools of measurement invented by man, such as geographical and astronomical maps, pendulums, geometric figures and compasses. His interest in music led him to found in 2008 the collective Oblivious Artefacts active between Palermo, Rome and Berlin, which allowed him to curate the graphic concept of several record labels.

words by Maria Giovanna Virga

From the themes he deals with and the cultural references in his work it is clear that Ignazio Mortellaro’s research method is of the scientific-philosophical type, and that it proceeds from his experience towards the articulation of an idea on the relationship between Man and Nature. Calipers and measuring instruments fill his studio: ancient and modern devices used for the maps the artist traces on paper or etches on glass. Topographical instruments which refer to a complex, yet concrete knowledge – linked to the Earth – are used to create modern maps in iron, of the terrestrial coastlines. Artificial horizons distant from one another, created by joining landscapes constructed using old postcards, take on meaning within the framework of the artwork. Territories seen “backwards” or even upside down: mental visions that represent an interiorized space of freedom, a dialogue between the “self” and the world. During the articulation of Ignazio Mortellaro’s works there is always music playing in the background and, at times, sound even becomes a part of the work itself.

words by Valentina Bruschi

La sua ricerca è una lenta indagine sulla Natura e l’Uomo, sul quadro grandioso del mondo fisico con i suoi ritmi ed i suoi eventi. Un processo di liberazione e demistificazione volto a spogliare il destinatario di ogni illusoria ambizione e porlo di fronte allo spettacolo sublime e terribile della Natura. Nel 2008 fonda il collettivo Oblivious Artefacts, progetto sperimentale attivo tra Palermo, Roma e Berlino che riunisce artisti, fotografi, architetti e sound designer. Cura il graphic concept di numerose etichette di musica elettronica sperimentale tedesche ed inglesi. Disegno, video, installazioni e mixed media sono le tecniche utilizzate nella sua ricerca.

di Maria Giovanna Virga

Nei temi che tratta e nei riferimenti culturali, la ricerca di Ignazio Mortellaro prende spunto da un metodo d’indagine di tipo scientifico-filosofico, che procede dall’esperienza verso l’elaborazione di un pensiero sul rapporto tra Uomo e Natura. Compassi e misuratori affollano il suo studio: dispositivi antichi e moderni, utilizzati per le mappe che l’artista traccia su carta o incide su vetro. Strumenti topografici, che rimandano a un sapere complesso ma concreto – legato alla terra – sono utilizzati per creare mappe moderne, in ferro ossidato, delle coste terrestri. Orizzonti artificiali, distanti tra loro, creati dall’artista unendo paesaggi ispirati da vecchie cartoline, acquistano significato all’interno della cornice dell’opera. Territori visti “al contrario”, sottosopra: luoghi mentali che rappresentano uno spazio interiorizzato di libertà, un dialogo tra il sé e il mondo. Durante l’elaborazione dei lavori di Ignazio Mortellaro c’è sempre, in sottofondo, la musica, che a volte – sotto forma di suono – diventa parte dell’opera.

di Valentina Bruschi

Solo shows

2020
For ever and a day, (upcoming) Fondazione Sicilia, Palazzo Branciforte, Palermo, Italy. Curated by Agata Polizzi.
2018
E già sono deserto / And I am already desert, Official Collateral of Manifesta 12, Radiceterna at Calidarium of the Botanical Garden of Palermo, Italy. Curated by Valentina Bruschi.
Ttzizt Chu’i, Meteorite in Giardino 11, Fondazione Merz, Turin, Italy. Curated by Maria Centonze e Willy Merz.
2017
Siamo due abissi, un pozzo che fissa il cielo / We are two abysses, a well staring at the sky, Francesco Pantaleone Arte Contemporanea, Palermo, Italy. Curated by Agata Polizzi.
Viriditas, Giornata Fondo Ambiente Italiano, Stand Florio, Palermo, Italy.
Graphic works and videos 2009-2017, Holešovická Šachta, Prague, Czech Republic.
Scalza varcando da sabbie lunari / Barefoot stepping from lunar sands, Francesco Pantaleone Arte Contemporanea presso Spazio22, Milan, Italy. Curated by Valentina Bruschi.
2015
Abolito il cielo / Heaven abolished, Bad New Business Gallery, Milan, Italy. Curated by Andrea Ruggieri.
Five Years of Artefacts, Oblivious Artefacts+Stroboscopic Artefacts, Echo Bücher, Berlin, Germany.
2014
‘Apar, Francesco Pantaleone Arte Contemporanea, Palermo, Italy. Curated by Valentina Bruschi, with a text by Salvatore Davì.
Finis Terrae, O’, Milan, Italy. Curated by Threes.
2013
Disambient, Palazzo Piscopo, Favara, Italy. Curated by Lisa Wade, with a text by Salvatore Davì.
2012
Terrae Motus, Assab One, Milan, Italy. With a text by Ruggero Pietromarchi.
2011
Ossidiana, CO2 gallery, Rome, Italy. Curated by Cornelia Mattiacci.

Group shows

2019
Sono soltanto qui e ora? / Am I just here and now?, Francesco Pantaleone Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy. With Assume Vivid Astro Focus, Loredana Longo, Liliana Moro, Vedovamazzei. Curated by Francesco Pantaleone
ÜberMauer, Biennale Arcipelago Mediterraneo, Palermo, Italy. With Michal Rovner, Shirin Neshat, Driant Zeneli, Damiàn Ortega, Giuseppe Lana, Emily Jacir, Zena el Kalil, Francesco Arena, Gili Lavy, Claire Fontaine, Alfredo Jaar, Shilpa Gupta, Patrizio Di Massimo, Claudia Di Gangi, Michele Tiberio, Andrea Masu e Stefania Galegati. Curated by Beatrice Merz.
Into the Sea, Frantoio, Capalbio, Italy. With Charlie Masson, Federico Pietrella, Emilie Pugh, Giada Ripa, Petroc Sesti and Paolo Tamburella. Curated by Bartolomeo Pietromarchi.
Waking Dreams, 308 Nulla è perduto, Milan, Italy. Curated by Maria Abramenko.
2018
Same Same But Different, Kunst Meran and Museo Civico di Castelbuono, Italy. Curated by Christiane Rekade and Laura Barreca.
2017
Due South, the Delaware Contemporary, Wilmington, US. Curated by Marianne Bernstein.
Graphic Works and Videos 2009-2017. Holešovická Šachta Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic.
#Exemplar01, Papier und Gelb, Dusseldorf, Germany. Curated by Henning Arend and Patrick Vogt.
2015
Quando il paesaggio è in ascolto / When the landscape listen, Riso Museo d’arte Contemporanea della Sicilia, Palermo, Italy. With Adrianna Glaviano, Ignazio Mortellaro, Paula Karoline Kamps, John Kleckner, Carlo and Fabio Ingrassia. Curated by Valentina Bruschi.
Wax, Francesco Pantaleone Arte Contemporanea, Palermo, Italy. With a text by Salvatore Davì.
Rebuilding the future, PARC01, Binario Contemporaneo, Syracuse. Italy. With Vittorio Corsini, Adalberto Mecarelli, Davide Bramante, Federico Gori, Francesco Carone, James Harris, Namsal Siedlecki, Moira Ricci, Michele Spanghero. Curated by Marco Pierini.
Il Museo delle Palme, Botanical Garden in Palermo and Operativa Arte Contemporanea in Rome. Curated by L’A Project Space.
Art on Loan, Museum of Contemporary Art, Alcamo, Italy. Curated by Enzo Fiammetta.
2014
Reti di Resilienza – Smart Riso, Riso Museum of Contemporary Art of Sicily, Palermo, Italy. Curated by Ilaria Bignotti and Enzo Fiammetta.
Progetto italiano #2. “La religione del mio tempo”. Kunsthalle Eurocenter Lana. Curated by Pietro Di Lecce.
Thinking Underground, Senza Filtro, Bologna, Italy. Curated by Katiuscia Pompili.
Access Landscape Access. N38E13, Palermo, Italy. Curated by Salvatore Davì and Katiuscia Pompili.
Millepiani, with Andrea Magaraggia. Scicli, Italy. Curated by Salvatore Davì.
2013
Party with us (Ten years after), Galleria Francesco Pantaleone Arte Contemporanea, Palermo, Italy. Curated by Valentina Bruschi.
‘Aziza, ZAC, Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa, Palermo, Italy. Curated by Paolo Falcone.
Macerie III, Palazzo Costantino, Palermo, Italy. Concept Andrea Mineo and Roberto Bilotti Ruggi D’Aragona.
Essere io non ha misura, Ex Mattatoio Testaccio, Rome, Italy. Curated by Daniela Cotimbo, Sara Fico, Laura Loi, Giulia Zamperini.
Macerie II, Chiesa del Giglio, Palermo. Concept Andrea Mineo, guest agent Paolo Falcone.
Stati di Eccezione, Atelier Santissimo Salvatore, Palermo, Italy. Curated by Salvatore Davì.
2012
This is Rome 2012. Palazzo Incontro. Rome, Italy.
IX Edizione della “Biennale di Filicudi. Casa Basler”. Filicudi. Isole Eolie. Italy. Curated by Jacques Basler.
Mostra del Premio Internazionale di Pittura Zingarelli – Rocca delle Macìe, Castellina in Chianti, Italy. Curated by Simona Gavioli.
2011
Frame.By.Frame, Riso Museum of Contemporary Art of Sicily, Palermo, Italy. Curated by Helga Marsala.
Mutazioni Urbane, Palazzo Sambuca, Palermo, Italy. Curated by Adriana Sarro.
Seminaria, Gaeta, Italy. Curated by Marianna Fazzi, Isabella Indolfi, Giulia Magliozzi.
2010
L’arte dei Giardini Proposte di prossimità con la Natura, Lusso Essenziale, Terme di Diocleziano, Rome, Italy. Curated by Roberta Perfetti.

Curatorial projects

Radiceterna Arte e Ambiente, founder and curator.
Radiceterna Biblioteca Arte e Ambiente, Botanical Garden of Palermo, Italy. Founder and editor.
Spazio Speciale Residency Program, Palazzo Speciale Raffadali, Palermo, Italy. Founder and curator.

Residencies

2019
Into the Sea, Treelines residency program, Capalbio, Italy. With Charlie Masson, Federico Pietrella, Emilie Pugh, Giada Ripa, Petroc Sesti and Paolo Tamburella.
2017
Cetate Arts Danube Centre, artists in Residence 10th edition. Cetate, Romania. With Stefan Radu Cretu, Albert Kaan, Constantin Luser, Stefan Papco, Petrica Stefan, Diet Sayler.
2015
Planeta Viaggio in Sicilia #6, Sicily, Italy. With Adrianna Glaviano, Paula Karoline Kamps, John Kleckner, Carlo e Fabio Ingrassia. Curated by Valentina Bruschi.

Talks and lessons

Dialogue, Biennale Arcipelago Mediterraneo, Palermo, Italy. With Michal Rovner, Claire Fontaine, Alfredo Jaar. Hidden City, Official Collateral Manifesta 12, Palazzo Abatellis. Curated by Cloe Piccoli.
Intellectualized#66, Caffè Internazionale, Palermo. Curated by Stefania Galegati Shines.
Incontro con gli studenti, Accademia di Belle Arti di Palermo. Prof. F. Pantaleone.
About Oblivious Artefacts, Museum of modern and contemporary art, Prague Veletrzni, Czech Republic.

Performance

2018
Atmospheres I-II, Le Cattive, Palazzo Butera, Palermo, Italy.
2017
Roots in Heaven live a/v, with Ali Demirel. Madelaines World Tour.
2016
Lucy and Jon Jacobs live a/v. Self Mythology World Tour.
2014
Five Years of Stroboscopic Artefacts. World Tour.
2013
Movement festival, 8th edition, Lingotto fiera, Turin, Italy.
2012
The Draftsmen’s Congress, 7th Berlin Biennale, St. Elisabeth Church. Berlin, Germany. Project by Artur Zmijewski and Joanna Warsza
Techno Portraits, Assab One, Milan, Italy.
2011
SA Showcase, Detatched, Leeds, United Kingdom.
SA Showcase, Corsica Studios, London, United Kingdom.
Landscapes, Live Audio Visual Performance, Kino at Direktorenhaus, Berlin, Germany.
2010
SA Showcase, Macumba Estacion Chamartin, Madrid, Spain.
Landscapes, Brancaleone, Rome, Italy.
2009
Live Video Performance, Berghain Kantine, Berlin, Germany.
Video Performance for Emergency, Teatro Montevergini, Palermo, Italy.
Performance A/V with Fernandez Manetta, Live Performing Meeting, Brancaleone, Rome, Italy.
2008
Live Video Performance, Expa Galleria d’Architettura Triennale Off, Palermo, Italy.

Books and catalogues

2018
Ignazio Mortellaro. Edited by Valentina Bruschi and Ignazio Mortellaro.
Published by Hopefulmonster, Turin. ISBN 978-88-7757-2738
2017
Ignazio Mortellaro. Works and essay 2011-2017. Edited by Valentina Bruschi and Agata Polizzi.
Published by Azoto Publishing. ISBN 979-12-200-2648-2
2016
Too Warm To Focus. Artist’s book. Palermo, Italy.
2015
Concepts I. Artist’s book. Milan, Italy.
2014
Atlas. Artist’s book. Palermo, Italy.
2011
Ossidiana. Artist’s book. Edition Zener, Rome, Italy.

Collaborations

2016
Tatsuro Horikawa [ Designer ], Julius Garden Tokyo. Special Collection Stroboscopic Artefacts.

Education

2013
Cultore della materia corso di Scultura, Prof.ssa Nelida Mendoza, Accademia di Belle Arti di Palermo, Italy.
2011
Workshop di Litografia su poliestere, Prof. Renato Fonseca, Museum of Modern Art of Bahia, Salvador, Brasil.
2010
Universitary researcher, Centro de Estudos FAUP, Porto, Portugal.
2009
Master’s Degree in Building Engineering and Architecture, with honors, University of Palermo, Italy.
2007-2010
Assistant, Architectural Design, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy.
2007
Seminario Architettura ed Immagine, curated by Gigliola Foschi, Agrigento, Italy.
2005
Seminario Ambiente/Natura/Architettura, Cammarata, Italy.
2004
ILA&UD International Laboratory of Architecture and Urban Design, Catania, Italy.
2003
Workshop with Adalberto Dias, Palermo, Italy.
2002
Workshop with Joao Alvaro Rocha, Palermo, Italy.
Erasmus project scholarship, Faculdade de Arquitectura do Porto, Portugal.
2001
Workshop with Ryken Yamamoto, Palermo, Italy.

Links

http://www.fpac.it/site/artists/ignazio-mortellaro
http://www.ignaziomortellaro.com/
http://www.obliviousartefacts.com
http://www.stroboscopicartefacts.com
https://vimeo.com/oblivious/videos

Biblography | Bibliografia

http://www.b-a-l-l-o-o-n.it/intervista-a-ignazio-mortellaro/
http://www.artapartofculture.net/2013/08/31/ignazio-mortellaro-lntervista-focus-on-sicilia/
http://www.artnoise.it/curating_-epidermide-della-natura-il-lavoro-di-ignazio-mortellaro/
http://www.tribenet.it/read.php?read=17815-ignazio-mortellaro

Ignazio Mortellaro

Biography

Ignazio Mortellaro (Palermo, 1978) lives and works in Palermo.

The study of reality, through its phenomena and paces, is the cornerstone of Mortellaro’s artistic research. Thanks to his training as architect and engineer, his works combine the interest in many disciplines such as science, philosophy, music and literature. The drawing plays a central role in the planning opera, as a privileged instrument of synthesis and reasoning. The production of the artist is heterogeneous, as he uses different media (sculpture, drawing, photography, video and installation) to analyse the complex relationship between man and nature. A minimal and complex reworking that redefines also the technical tools of measurement invented by man, such as geographical and astronomical maps, pendulums, geometric figures and compasses. His interest in music led him to found in 2008 the collective Oblivious Artefacts active between Palermo, Rome and Berlin, which allowed him to curate the graphic concept of several record labels.

words by Maria Giovanna Virga

From the themes he deals with and the cultural references in his work it is clear that Ignazio Mortellaro’s research method is of the scientific-philosophical type, and that it proceeds from his experience towards the articulation of an idea on the relationship between Man and Nature. Calipers and measuring instruments fill his studio: ancient and modern devices used for the maps the artist traces on paper or etches on glass. Topographical instruments which refer to a complex, yet concrete knowledge – linked to the Earth – are used to create modern maps in iron, of the terrestrial coastlines. Artificial horizons distant from one another, created by joining landscapes constructed using old postcards, take on meaning within the framework of the artwork. Territories seen “backwards” or even upside down: mental visions that represent an interiorized space of freedom, a dialogue between the “self” and the world. During the articulation of Ignazio Mortellaro’s works there is always music playing in the background and, at times, sound even becomes a part of the work itself.

words by Valentina Bruschi

La sua ricerca è una lenta indagine sulla Natura e l’Uomo, sul quadro grandioso del mondo fisico con i suoi ritmi ed i suoi eventi. Un processo di liberazione e demistificazione volto a spogliare il destinatario di ogni illusoria ambizione e porlo di fronte allo spettacolo sublime e terribile della Natura. Nel 2008 fonda il collettivo Oblivious Artefacts, progetto sperimentale attivo tra Palermo, Roma e Berlino che riunisce artisti, fotografi, architetti e sound designer. Cura il graphic concept di numerose etichette di musica elettronica sperimentale tedesche ed inglesi. Disegno, video, installazioni e mixed media sono le tecniche utilizzate nella sua ricerca.

di Maria Giovanna Virga

Nei temi che tratta e nei riferimenti culturali, la ricerca di Ignazio Mortellaro prende spunto da un metodo d’indagine di tipo scientifico-filosofico, che procede dall’esperienza verso l’elaborazione di un pensiero sul rapporto tra Uomo e Natura. Compassi e misuratori affollano il suo studio: dispositivi antichi e moderni, utilizzati per le mappe che l’artista traccia su carta o incide su vetro. Strumenti topografici, che rimandano a un sapere complesso ma concreto – legato alla terra – sono utilizzati per creare mappe moderne, in ferro ossidato, delle coste terrestri. Orizzonti artificiali, distanti tra loro, creati dall’artista unendo paesaggi ispirati da vecchie cartoline, acquistano significato all’interno della cornice dell’opera. Territori visti “al contrario”, sottosopra: luoghi mentali che rappresentano uno spazio interiorizzato di libertà, un dialogo tra il sé e il mondo. Durante l’elaborazione dei lavori di Ignazio Mortellaro c’è sempre, in sottofondo, la musica, che a volte – sotto forma di suono – diventa parte dell’opera.

di Valentina Bruschi

Solo shows

2020
For ever and a day, (upcoming) Fondazione Sicilia, Palazzo Branciforte, Palermo, Italy. Curated by Agata Polizzi.
2018
E già sono deserto / And I am already desert, Official Collateral of Manifesta 12, Radiceterna at Calidarium of the Botanical Garden of Palermo, Italy. Curated by Valentina Bruschi.
Ttzizt Chu’i, Meteorite in Giardino 11, Fondazione Merz, Turin, Italy. Curated by Maria Centonze e Willy Merz.
2017
Siamo due abissi, un pozzo che fissa il cielo / We are two abysses, a well staring at the sky, Francesco Pantaleone Arte Contemporanea, Palermo, Italy. Curated by Agata Polizzi.
Viriditas, Giornata Fondo Ambiente Italiano, Stand Florio, Palermo, Italy.
Graphic works and videos 2009-2017, Holešovická Šachta, Prague, Czech Republic.
Scalza varcando da sabbie lunari / Barefoot stepping from lunar sands, Francesco Pantaleone Arte Contemporanea presso Spazio22, Milan, Italy. Curated by Valentina Bruschi.
2015
Abolito il cielo / Heaven abolished, Bad New Business Gallery, Milan, Italy. Curated by Andrea Ruggieri.
Five Years of Artefacts, Oblivious Artefacts+Stroboscopic Artefacts, Echo Bücher, Berlin, Germany.
2014
‘Apar, Francesco Pantaleone Arte Contemporanea, Palermo, Italy. Curated by Valentina Bruschi, with a text by Salvatore Davì.
Finis Terrae, O’, Milan, Italy. Curated by Threes.
2013
Disambient, Palazzo Piscopo, Favara, Italy. Curated by Lisa Wade, with a text by Salvatore Davì.
2012
Terrae Motus, Assab One, Milan, Italy. With a text by Ruggero Pietromarchi.
2011
Ossidiana, CO2 gallery, Rome, Italy. Curated by Cornelia Mattiacci.

Group shows

2019
Sono soltanto qui e ora? / Am I just here and now?, Francesco Pantaleone Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy. With Assume Vivid Astro Focus, Loredana Longo, Liliana Moro, Vedovamazzei. Curated by Francesco Pantaleone
ÜberMauer, Biennale Arcipelago Mediterraneo, Palermo, Italy. With Michal Rovner, Shirin Neshat, Driant Zeneli, Damiàn Ortega, Giuseppe Lana, Emily Jacir, Zena el Kalil, Francesco Arena, Gili Lavy, Claire Fontaine, Alfredo Jaar, Shilpa Gupta, Patrizio Di Massimo, Claudia Di Gangi, Michele Tiberio, Andrea Masu e Stefania Galegati. Curated by Beatrice Merz.
Into the Sea, Frantoio, Capalbio, Italy. With Charlie Masson, Federico Pietrella, Emilie Pugh, Giada Ripa, Petroc Sesti and Paolo Tamburella. Curated by Bartolomeo Pietromarchi.
Waking Dreams, 308 Nulla è perduto, Milan, Italy. Curated by Maria Abramenko.
2018
Same Same But Different, Kunst Meran and Museo Civico di Castelbuono, Italy. Curated by Christiane Rekade and Laura Barreca.
2017
Due South, the Delaware Contemporary, Wilmington, US. Curated by Marianne Bernstein.
Graphic Works and Videos 2009-2017. Holešovická Šachta Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic.
#Exemplar01, Papier und Gelb, Dusseldorf, Germany. Curated by Henning Arend and Patrick Vogt.
2015
Quando il paesaggio è in ascolto / When the landscape listen, Riso Museo d’arte Contemporanea della Sicilia, Palermo, Italy. With Adrianna Glaviano, Ignazio Mortellaro, Paula Karoline Kamps, John Kleckner, Carlo and Fabio Ingrassia. Curated by Valentina Bruschi.
Wax, Francesco Pantaleone Arte Contemporanea, Palermo, Italy. With a text by Salvatore Davì.
Rebuilding the future, PARC01, Binario Contemporaneo, Syracuse. Italy. With Vittorio Corsini, Adalberto Mecarelli, Davide Bramante, Federico Gori, Francesco Carone, James Harris, Namsal Siedlecki, Moira Ricci, Michele Spanghero. Curated by Marco Pierini.
Il Museo delle Palme, Botanical Garden in Palermo and Operativa Arte Contemporanea in Rome. Curated by L’A Project Space.
Art on Loan, Museum of Contemporary Art, Alcamo, Italy. Curated by Enzo Fiammetta.
2014
Reti di Resilienza – Smart Riso, Riso Museum of Contemporary Art of Sicily, Palermo, Italy. Curated by Ilaria Bignotti and Enzo Fiammetta.
Progetto italiano #2. “La religione del mio tempo”. Kunsthalle Eurocenter Lana. Curated by Pietro Di Lecce.
Thinking Underground, Senza Filtro, Bologna, Italy. Curated by Katiuscia Pompili.
Access Landscape Access. N38E13, Palermo, Italy. Curated by Salvatore Davì and Katiuscia Pompili.
Millepiani, with Andrea Magaraggia. Scicli, Italy. Curated by Salvatore Davì.
2013
Party with us (Ten years after), Galleria Francesco Pantaleone Arte Contemporanea, Palermo, Italy. Curated by Valentina Bruschi.
‘Aziza, ZAC, Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa, Palermo, Italy. Curated by Paolo Falcone.
Macerie III, Palazzo Costantino, Palermo, Italy. Concept Andrea Mineo and Roberto Bilotti Ruggi D’Aragona.
Essere io non ha misura, Ex Mattatoio Testaccio, Rome, Italy. Curated by Daniela Cotimbo, Sara Fico, Laura Loi, Giulia Zamperini.
Macerie II, Chiesa del Giglio, Palermo. Concept Andrea Mineo, guest agent Paolo Falcone.
Stati di Eccezione, Atelier Santissimo Salvatore, Palermo, Italy. Curated by Salvatore Davì.
2012
This is Rome 2012. Palazzo Incontro. Rome, Italy.
IX Edizione della “Biennale di Filicudi. Casa Basler”. Filicudi. Isole Eolie. Italy. Curated by Jacques Basler.
Mostra del Premio Internazionale di Pittura Zingarelli – Rocca delle Macìe, Castellina in Chianti, Italy. Curated by Simona Gavioli.
2011
Frame.By.Frame, Riso Museum of Contemporary Art of Sicily, Palermo, Italy. Curated by Helga Marsala.
Mutazioni Urbane, Palazzo Sambuca, Palermo, Italy. Curated by Adriana Sarro.
Seminaria, Gaeta, Italy. Curated by Marianna Fazzi, Isabella Indolfi, Giulia Magliozzi.
2010
L’arte dei Giardini Proposte di prossimità con la Natura, Lusso Essenziale, Terme di Diocleziano, Rome, Italy. Curated by Roberta Perfetti.

Curatorial projects

Radiceterna Arte e Ambiente, founder and curator.
Radiceterna Biblioteca Arte e Ambiente, Botanical Garden of Palermo, Italy. Founder and editor.
Spazio Speciale Residency Program, Palazzo Speciale Raffadali, Palermo, Italy. Founder and curator.

Residencies

2019
Into the Sea, Treelines residency program, Capalbio, Italy. With Charlie Masson, Federico Pietrella, Emilie Pugh, Giada Ripa, Petroc Sesti and Paolo Tamburella.
2017
Cetate Arts Danube Centre, artists in Residence 10th edition. Cetate, Romania. With Stefan Radu Cretu, Albert Kaan, Constantin Luser, Stefan Papco, Petrica Stefan, Diet Sayler.
2015
Planeta Viaggio in Sicilia #6, Sicily, Italy. With Adrianna Glaviano, Paula Karoline Kamps, John Kleckner, Carlo e Fabio Ingrassia. Curated by Valentina Bruschi.

Talks and lessons

Dialogue, Biennale Arcipelago Mediterraneo, Palermo, Italy. With Michal Rovner, Claire Fontaine, Alfredo Jaar. Hidden City, Official Collateral Manifesta 12, Palazzo Abatellis. Curated by Cloe Piccoli.
Intellectualized#66, Caffè Internazionale, Palermo. Curated by Stefania Galegati Shines.
Incontro con gli studenti, Accademia di Belle Arti di Palermo. Prof. F. Pantaleone.
About Oblivious Artefacts, Museum of modern and contemporary art, Prague Veletrzni, Czech Republic.

Performance

2018
Atmospheres I-II, Le Cattive, Palazzo Butera, Palermo, Italy.
2017
Roots in Heaven live a/v, with Ali Demirel. Madelaines World Tour.
2016
Lucy and Jon Jacobs live a/v. Self Mythology World Tour.
2014
Five Years of Stroboscopic Artefacts. World Tour.
2013
Movement festival, 8th edition, Lingotto fiera, Turin, Italy.
2012
The Draftsmen’s Congress, 7th Berlin Biennale, St. Elisabeth Church. Berlin, Germany. Project by Artur Zmijewski and Joanna Warsza
Techno Portraits, Assab One, Milan, Italy.
2011
SA Showcase, Detatched, Leeds, United Kingdom.
SA Showcase, Corsica Studios, London, United Kingdom.
Landscapes, Live Audio Visual Performance, Kino at Direktorenhaus, Berlin, Germany.
2010
SA Showcase, Macumba Estacion Chamartin, Madrid, Spain.
Landscapes, Brancaleone, Rome, Italy.
2009
Live Video Performance, Berghain Kantine, Berlin, Germany.
Video Performance for Emergency, Teatro Montevergini, Palermo, Italy.
Performance A/V with Fernandez Manetta, Live Performing Meeting, Brancaleone, Rome, Italy.
2008
Live Video Performance, Expa Galleria d’Architettura Triennale Off, Palermo, Italy.

Books and catalogues

2018
Ignazio Mortellaro. Edited by Valentina Bruschi and Ignazio Mortellaro.
Published by Hopefulmonster, Turin. ISBN 978-88-7757-2738
2017
Ignazio Mortellaro. Works and essay 2011-2017. Edited by Valentina Bruschi and Agata Polizzi.
Published by Azoto Publishing. ISBN 979-12-200-2648-2
2016
Too Warm To Focus. Artist’s book. Palermo, Italy.
2015
Concepts I. Artist’s book. Milan, Italy.
2014
Atlas. Artist’s book. Palermo, Italy.
2011
Ossidiana. Artist’s book. Edition Zener, Rome, Italy.

Collaborations

2016
Tatsuro Horikawa [ Designer ], Julius Garden Tokyo. Special Collection Stroboscopic Artefacts.

Education

2013
Cultore della materia corso di Scultura, Prof.ssa Nelida Mendoza, Accademia di Belle Arti di Palermo, Italy.
2011
Workshop di Litografia su poliestere, Prof. Renato Fonseca, Museum of Modern Art of Bahia, Salvador, Brasil.
2010
Universitary researcher, Centro de Estudos FAUP, Porto, Portugal.
2009
Master’s Degree in Building Engineering and Architecture, with honors, University of Palermo, Italy.
2007-2010
Assistant, Architectural Design, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy.
2007
Seminario Architettura ed Immagine, curated by Gigliola Foschi, Agrigento, Italy.
2005
Seminario Ambiente/Natura/Architettura, Cammarata, Italy.
2004
ILA&UD International Laboratory of Architecture and Urban Design, Catania, Italy.
2003
Workshop with Adalberto Dias, Palermo, Italy.
2002
Workshop with Joao Alvaro Rocha, Palermo, Italy.
Erasmus project scholarship, Faculdade de Arquitectura do Porto, Portugal.
2001
Workshop with Ryken Yamamoto, Palermo, Italy.

Links

http://www.fpac.it/site/artists/ignazio-mortellaro
http://www.ignaziomortellaro.com/
http://www.obliviousartefacts.com
http://www.stroboscopicartefacts.com
https://vimeo.com/oblivious/videos

Biblography | Bibliografia

http://www.b-a-l-l-o-o-n.it/intervista-a-ignazio-mortellaro/
http://www.artapartofculture.net/2013/08/31/ignazio-mortellaro-lntervista-focus-on-sicilia/
http://www.artnoise.it/curating_-epidermide-della-natura-il-lavoro-di-ignazio-mortellaro/
http://www.tribenet.it/read.php?read=17815-ignazio-mortellaro

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